Rick White Comment on ICANN-VeriSign Settlement
The settlement of differences between ICANN and VeriSign is a good thing for the future of the Internet. Today, there is a very real effort underway to have the United Nations or another global body take over control of this incredible communications and commerce medium. While it may be well-intentioned, that would be a terrible mistake for a system that is used and relied on by over a billion people worldwide. The current framework of operation -- while not without its weaknesses -- works just fine. This agreement shows that the Internet community has matured and it will help ICANN improve its effectiveness as the technical coordinator of Internet operations.